Property Management

11
Oct

Residential Property Management Phoenix

Investing in Real Estate Investing in real estate is an exciting way to expand your income potential.  As with all investments, there are risks involved so it is a good idea to educate yourself about the business before you invest your hard-earned cash into a property.  There are several important questions you should ask before […]

11
Oct

Property Manager Phoenix

Questions About Renting Properties Once you have found and purchased a property that you plan on using for rental income it is important to find a good tenant for your property.  Also, it is wise to determine how the property will be maintained. If you are a handy person, you may want to take care […]

11
Oct

Property Management Phoenix Arizona

Finding the Right Property Management Company Once you have purchased an investment property and have found a tenant your next step should be focusing on how to properly maintain and manage the property.  If you are like many investors, you probably have a full time job that occupies most of your time leaving you with […]

11
Oct

Phoenix Property Manager

Learning to Invest in Real Estate If you find yourself with some extra cash you may want to consider investing your money in real estate. A rental property is a great way to earn extra income, provide for you family and build a nest egg for the future. Before you decide to get into the […]

9
Oct

Phoenix Property Management

Is a Property Management Company Right for Me? Investing in a rental property is a great way to earn cash and to grow your personal wealth. What many people don’t realize when they buy a property is that they will not only have to invest money into the property, but they also need to invest […]

4
Sep

I Never Tire of Reading the Great Quotes from Historical Thought Leaders

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx by Mike Sargent, Co-founder/Real Estate Investor One of my favorite inspirational figures was Winston Churchill who seemed to have uttered meaningful words every time he spoke. A couple of my favorite Churchill quotes are: “Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.” And, “You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve […]

8
Jul

Thinking Like A Leader

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx by Mike Sargent, Co-founder/Real Estate Investor Jack Welch, former CEO of General Electric, and one of my all-time favorite thought leaders, has some meaningful things to say about “Thinking Like a Leader” in the following article: How To Think Like A Leader

8
May

New Zillow Competitor?

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx . By Noel Pulanco, REALTOR® Broker/ Real Estate Investor This new service claims to provide a better estimate of a property’s value. We’re working with many investors who have taken advantage of the Phoenix area’s fast recovering market to either refinance and reinvest or sell and walk away with profits. If you’d like us […]

22
Apr

Refreshing Your Phoenix Rentals Between Tenants This Spring

As the sun comes out this spring, it will illuminate all the darkened corners of the room, for better or worse! Here’s a good list of spring cleaning ideas you can use to get your rental ready between tenants.

5
Apr

Real Estate Market Returning to “Normal?”

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx by Dave Zundel, Co-founder, Realtor ®, Investor. Almost daily, we see glowing numbers from major news outlets showing a dramatic recovery in the real estate market both in Arizona and nationwide. One might fear that we are heading into the same overheated market of 2005-6 that got us into so much trouble. This author […]

8
Mar

Why Is My House Still Vacant?

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx by Mike Sargent, Co-founder/Real Estate Investor A vacancy usually produces a landlord’s greatest stress. This is a very predictable occurrence, however, and every landlord and investor should plan for it to minimize the financial and emotional impact. Our property managers conduct weekly strategy calls with owners whose properties are vacant. These calls are status […]

11
Feb

How should I deal with a late paying tenant?

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx by Dave Zundel, Co-founder, Realtor ®, Investor. Tenants who pay late are one of the biggest problems landlords deal with on a regular basis.  With thousands of tenants behind us, HomeLovers has developed several strategies to make sure our owners get paid on time. The conflict for many owners is the balance between being […]

8
Jan

Take Off Your Fat Pants. Really.

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx by Mike Sargent, Co-founder/Real Estate Investor I think most of you will be able to relate to this author’s clever view of the topic. Whether in our business or personal life, we tend to ignore difficult or uncomfortable situations by putting on our “Fat Pants.” These situations are much better dealt with directly. Read […]

8
Nov

Choosing The Right Tenant

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx by Dave Zundel, Co-founder, Realtor ®, Investor. Choosing The Right Tenant Most problems Landlords experience are the result of choosing the wrong property or the wrong tenant.  Once you own a rental (good, bad, or ugly), you need to choose the best tenant your home will attract.  We cover “Choosing the Right Property” in […]

8
Nov

Balancing Act: The Tenant’s Aesthetics vs. The Landlord’s Equity Protection

With relatively low prices, considering that Phoenix is a renowned urban area that’s also known for its livable, sunny weather and gorgeous desert landscapes, Phoenix is one of the most desirable places to live. Lots of prospective tenants from around the globe choose to give Phoenix properties a try every year, and many landlords want […]

2
Oct

Choosing the Right Investment Property in Today’s Market

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx by Mike Sargent, HomeLovers Co-founder and Investor. Choosing the Right Investment Property in Today’s Market There is only so much that you can to do improve an investment property once you own it, so the selection process is absolutely critical. HomeLovers executives have owned and/or managed thousands of homes over the years, learning what […]

10
Sep

7 Major Cash Killers for Landlords

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx by Dave Zundel, Co-founder, Realtor ®, Investor. 1-Holding out for a “Home Run” deal If your home is worth $1,295 in the current market, you can waste months chasing $1,395.  How many mortgage payments are you willing to make trying to get a “home run”?  Home runs can backfire on you too.  Tenants have […]

7
Aug

Last Chance For Short Sales?

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx . “The End is Near part 2″ By Noel Pulanco, REALTOR® Broker/ Real Estate Investor 12/31/12, the last day of “The Mortgage Debt Forgiveness Act” is coming fast…do you need to get a deal done? The reason I ask is because the clock is officially ticking, and you may be running out of time. […]

12
Jul

Introducing HL Handyman

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx By Da Hiring A Great Handyman Company By Dave Zundel, HomeLovers Co-founder, Real Estate Investor It is usually that one final 2:00 A.M. call from a tenant or one too many stories about why the rent is late that pushes investors and landlords to seek professional help! Unless you are very good at doing […]

6
Jul

From Our Perspective

. From Our Perspective . The END IS NEAR! . Wait a minute, I’m not talking about the Zombie Apocalypse so don’t run and hide, but do prepare yourself for potentially bad news: REAL ESTATE PRICES ARE ON THE RISE! Bad news? Actually this is GREAT news for anyone who owns property, but somewhat bad […]

13
Dec

Chandler Property Management Tips for Improving Properties

Chandler property management is constantly trying to drive business and make larger profits with their rental homes. One way to do this is by keeping their properties looking top notch. It not only keeps tenants happy, but also helps to attract potential tenants. Consider these following easy and low-cost ways to help spruce up your […]

6
Dec

Three AZ Property Management Tips for Success

Budgeting can be a concern for any AZ property management company in order to be successful and prosperous. Although this can change any given day, there are ways to help the company withstand any downfalls and come out stronger in the end. Here are three important tips to keep in mind. Reorganize and Update Your […]

30
Nov

Arizona Property Management Tips on Rental Upgrades

If you are a rental owner involved in Arizona property management, you are most likely always looking for ways to improve the look of your rental homes. Even better is finding ways to upgrade without cutting into too much of the profits. Here are a few ideas that are effective, yet inexpensive, when searching for […]

22
Nov

Three Tips for New Phoenix Property Managers

For Phoenix property managers who are just beginning their careers, it can quickly become overwhelming. Once you have gained some experience, it will get easier. Here are three tips to help you with your property management duties: Cover all the bases with your lease agreement: The lease agreement is one of the most essential pieces […]

16
Nov

Phoenix Property Management: Planning for Emergencies

Part of dealing with Phoenix property management is having a plan for emergencies. They are more common than you might think, but planning ahead can save you time and money. Check out these tips to help you be ready for what may come your way: Not being prepared for an emergency can be devastating. You […]

8
Nov

Arizona Rental Property Companies Use Moving Checklist

When it comes time for tenants to move in or out, many Arizona rental property companies use a checklist in order to evaluate the condition of the property. This helps to eliminate any issues concerning the state the property was left in at move out time. It is also a good idea to take pictures […]

1
Nov

Top 5 Rental Agreement Issues for Arizona Rental Properties

If you own Arizona rental properties, there are many important issues which should be covered in your rental agreement, besides the obvious due dates and rental amounts. Here are five important subjects to list in your agreement. Name All Tenants – Every adult living in the rental should be listed on the agreement. This shows […]

25
Oct

Arizona Rental Management: Tricks for Collecting Rent

Landlords occasionally have a hard time collecting rent from their tenants, and unless you have experience or training in debt collections, it is usually best to leave this process up to an Arizona rental management team. Here are a few tips to keep in mind if trying to handle it on your own: Consistency is […]

18
Oct

Arizona Rental Investors: Organizing Tax Records

It’s never too late for Arizona rental investors to start organizing their records to prepare for their upcoming tax returns. Not only do organized records make filing your returns easier, but they also remind you of important transactions, as well as prepare you for IRS notices or audits. Here are a couple items to keep […]

11
Oct

Fall Projects for Your Arizona Rental Houses

Fall is the perfect time of year to take a closer look at preventative maintenance on your Arizona rental houses. Here are a few ideas that may prevent emergency calls from your clients: Turn on the Furnace – Before the first cold spell, it is a good idea to go ahead and turn it on. […]

4
Oct

Arizona Rental Homes: Going Green Tips

Many property managers of Arizona rental homes are discovering that “going green” can be a valuable marketing tool to attract new tenants and home owners. The problem is knowing where to begin. Here are some tips for starting with your office which can help you save the environment and money: Paperless:  Start with using the […]

27
Sep

Two Tips for Protecting Your Arizona Real Estate Investment

Protecting the property of your Arizona real estate investment should be important to any landlord. Here are some tips to consider: Document Your Property With Photos – You should take photographs of every property you own before a tenant moves in. This will show the condition of the property inside and out. Don’t forget to […]

20
Sep

Observe the Water Bill in Your Arizona Property Rentals

If you are a landlord that is paying the water bill for your Arizona property rentals, it may be time to examine it. You may be paying expenses each month that you could actually be avoiding. A rise in the water bill could be a sign of many problems. Here are a few issues to […]

13
Sep

What You Can Expect Being An Arizona Property Rental Owner

Are you considering an investment in an Arizona property rental? If so, do you know what to expect from your investments? Here are a few pluses and minuses to being a landlord. Income – If you keep your property rented at all times, you can expect a steady stream of income. This comes in handy […]

6
Sep

What an Arizona Property Manager Should Not Do

Even though the economy is seeing some tough times right now, an Arizona property manager should not cut back on some important issues with managing a rental property. Take a look below at some areas you should never hold back on: Credit and Background Check:  Every potential tenant should be screened. This is crucial for […]

30
Aug

Arizona Property Management Companies: Late Fee Policy

Arizona property management companies realize creating and executing a late fee policy can be hard, but it will help to make sure you do receive the rent owed by your tenants on time. Collecting your rent payments when they are due is also needed for keeping your properties finances in order. Here is some information […]

23
Aug

Arizona Property Management and Investments: Generating More Money

Although Arizona rental homes make great sources of income already, you may want to consider a few ways to improve your Arizona property management and investments. In order to bring in a little more money each month, here are some suggestions: Charge extra for a rental house that has a garage. Charge late fees if […]

16
Aug

Basic Repairs on Your Arizona Property Management & Investment Homes

You can find tons of information about major overhauls on homes, but what about the small basic repairs and upgrades for your Arizona property management & investment homes? The basic repairs are just as important for making sure your property is safe, secure and eye-catching for prospective tenants. Here are a few examples you may […]

9
Aug

Top 10 Reasons to Hire an Arizona Property Management Company

After you have taken the initiative to invest in some rental property, the duty of taking care of the property comes shortly thereafter and can become overwhelming quickly. This is where hiring an Arizona property management company, such as HomeLovers, can be a huge advantage. Below you will see the top 10 reasons to consider […]

2
Aug

Arizona Investment Rental Property Management Records To Keep

It is important as an Arizona investment rental property owner to have access to all your information in case you need it for any future reference. This is essential for financial and legal reasons. Even if a property is now vacant, it doesn’t mean you might not ever have a cause to deal with any […]

26
Jul

Top 10 Reasons to Hire an Arizona Investment Property Management Company

Once you own some Arizona investment property, the responsibility of maintaining it can become overwhelming quickly. Many rental owners decide it is best to hire a property management company, such as HomeLovers. Take a look at the top 10 reasons you might want to consider this: Rental Rates:  Property managers have the experience and knowledge […]

20
Jul

Give Your Arizona Investment Properties Curb Appeal

Potential residents will be curious to see the inside of your Arizona investment properties if you have an attractive outside. Here are a few easy ways to spruce up your curb appeal. An Attractive Front Door – The front entry is the focal point of your home’s curb appeal. Paint the front door and place […]

12
Jul

Benefits of Hiring a Property Management Company for Your Arizona House Rentals

Many times a property owner will find they are not able to correctly manage their Arizona housing rentals like they should. This can in return cause many different side effects. By hiring a dependable property management company, such as HomeLovers, you can expect better results for your properties. Here are a few positive benefits of […]

5
Jul

Protecting Your Arizona House Rentals

When owning Arizona house rentals, owners often worry about their protection. Whether it is from physical damage or tenant lawsuits, there are many different ways your rental property may lose money. Fortunately, there are many commonsense steps a property owner can take to reduce their vulnerability. The following are 7 steps to protect you against […]

28
Jun

What to Include in Your Arizona House Rental Agreement

All rentals agreements, whether long or short, should cover the basic terms and details for your Arizona house rental. This legal contract sets the rules for the landlord and tenant to agree upon and follow in order to have a good rental relationship. Some important topics to cover in your rental agreement are: Rental Amounts […]

21
Jun

7 Inexpensive Tips for Improving Your Arizona Homes for Rent

Property owners and managers of Arizona homes for rent are always competing for new residents in this tough economic time when more people are searching for rental properties than ever before. In order to compete with other property owners to make yours more desirable, here are 7 easy-to-do and inexpensive ways for you to improve […]

14
Jun

Choosing the Right Property Management Company for Your Arizona Home Rentals

Investing in Arizona home rentals is a great way to diversity your financial portfolio. However, taking care of your investment in order to gain the benefits depends on choosing the right rental property management company. This will make certain your investment is protected. The following are some tips to guarantee you are making the right […]

7
Jun

How to Find Quality Tenants with Your Property Management Listing

Chances are if you are a landlord you have experienced less than desirable tenants as some point from your property management listing. If you’re looking to avoid this same mistake again in the future, you will need to take the proper steps to increase your chances of locating the right kind of tenants. These steps […]

31
May

When Should You Consider the Help of Property Management Agencies?

Deciding whether or not you need the help of property management agencies can be a big decision for the success of your rental business. It’s true that many landlords manage their properties on their own, but sometimes you find yourself needing more help. That’s when you should carefully weigh your options to determine if hiring […]

10
May

Four Important Things to Know When Choosing an Arizona Home Property Management Company

If you’re a property owner or considering investing in rental real estate, the choice of an Arizona home property management company is crucial to the success of your investment. Below you will find four important features to look for when choosing a property management company. Choose a Local Company – It is important to find […]

26
Apr

What is Involved with Tolleson Property Management?

Do you really know everything required for Tolleson property management? If you have recently decided to start a career in real estate investing, you may have come to the conclusion that it takes more time and comes with more stress than you realized to manage those rental properties. So now it’s time to make a […]

19
Apr

Buckeye Property Management Tips to Protect You

Are you considering becoming a real estate investor? If so, HomeLovers has a couple of Buckeye property management tips for your protection. If you have never owned any rental property, it can turn into a disaster if you do not know what you’re doing. There are certain steps you must take in order to be […]

12
Apr

Mesa Property Management Help with Disputes

There are times when a landlord and tenant may have a dispute and the help from your Mesa property management company should be there to assist with solving any problems. Whether your disagreement is about repairs or rent increase, your property manager will know how to handle it. In order to avoid legal problems, both […]

5
Apr

What Skills to Look for in Avondale Property Management

When searching for Avondale property management, you should make sure your property manager has a certain amount of skills to handle your rental properties. These abilities can be key to whether your investment property is successful or not. Marketing Approaches – A quality property manager should possess great marketing strategies. He should possess the proper […]

28
Mar

Finding and Keeping Tenants Using Goodyear Property Management Services

Without hiring a Goodyear property management company, you could be wasting time and money trying to find tenants to fill your vacancies. It’s true, you can place ads in local newspapers, hang “For Rent” signs or hand out flyers, but there is much more to finding a tenant than just everyday advertising. A property management […]

21
Mar

Benefits of Hiring a Peoria Property Management Company

Are you feeling overwhelmed with all the time involved in owning rental homes and thinking of hiring a Peoria property management team? Although this can be a beneficial move for you, the main concern is will it be enough to free up your time and relieve the worry about whether your properties are being taken […]

15
Mar

Finding Good Cave Creek Property Management

Are you in the process of finding Cave Creek property management? Keep in mind, a good property management company is so much more than just a company that collects your rent. They are trusted to dedicate their time on your properties while building a relationship with you and your tenants. It’s important to know that […]

9
Mar

Tips on What to Look for When Choosing a Litchfield Park Property Management Team

Many property owners become overwhelmed when trying to manage several homes; therefore, they feel it is time to hire a Litchfield Park property management company. Before doing so, they should know exactly what to look for to fill their needs. Here are few important tips to help you make a decision. It is important to […]

1
Mar

Is a Surprise Property Management Company What You Need?

Are you a real estate investor in Arizona thinking about a Surprise property management company, but have no clue what they can offer you? Here are a couple of the important benefits you could be receiving. Help with State Laws Laws change from state to state for landlords and renters. It is important you are […]

25
Feb

Hiring a Tempe Property Management Company to Help Save You Money

Landlords sometimes wonder why they really need to hire a property management company. Besides the fact that it can relieve some of the stressful pressure of being a rental property owner, hiring a Tempe property management company can also save you money. They have the know-how and experience you can benefit from. Some of the […]

6
Dec

Considerations in Securing a Good Tenant for a Rental Property

Did you know that 75% of people looking to rent a home own a pet?  Avoid alienating three-quarters of your potential tenants by listing your  your home as pet-friendly and protect your investment with non-refundable pet fees. Dave Zundel, broker and general manager for HomeLovers, offers many other insider tips as he explains what it […]

29
Nov

3 Reasons Phoenix’s Rental Market is Strong… and What it Means to Real Estate Owners and Investors

Experts and prospective tenants currently consider Phoenix, Arizona, one of the country’s best rental markets based on three reasons: 1. Would-be home buyers continue to struggle with obtaining financing, making a rental home their only option. The lending belts have tightened significantly, making financing extremely difficult for first-time home buyers. Although some government plans and […]

20
Sep

Home Values Fall For 3rd Month

According to Arizona State University, foreclosures are up on Phoenix but home values continue to fall for the third month in a row. The Phoenix Business Journal reported today that foreclosures were 45% of the existing home sale activity for August, which is a minor increase from July. The median home resale price for Austust […]

10
Feb

Investor Confidence Begins to Return to the Arizona Real Estate Market: Download HomeLovers 2010 State of the Industry Report

HomeLovers Arizona 2010 State of the Industry Report Now Available   Glendale, AZ, February 9, 2010 – HomeLovers, one of Arizona’s fastest growing Arizona real estate investing and property management companies, today announced availability of its 2010 State of the Industry Report for Arizona Real Estate Investing, which outlines recent trends and takes a look […]

4
Dec

When your tenant does the disappearing act, here is what you do.

I’m hoping that you never need this advice, but here is a helpful article on ”what to do if a tenant abandons your rental property.” While you may want to just pack up their belongings and have a garage sale, legally it is very important that you follow the right steps. Getting tired of managing your own […]

11
Nov

New Investment Property Article on eHow.com – Screening Tenants

When it comes to az investment property, one of the most important factors impacting profitability is selecting the right tenant. Read the new HomeLovers article on eHow.com here on “How to Screen a Prospective Tenant for your Rental Property.” It has nine tips to help ensure you are putting the right tenant in your home […]

28
Oct

Are AZ Landlords Negotiating With Renters?

HomeLovers had an interesting interview with Arizona Republic real estate reporter Catherine Reagor recently on renter trends and issues – real life examples of what’s going on in the rental market with tenants right now. One of her questions was the current renter market – are landlords negotiating with renters or bargaining? Are they settling […]

23
Sep

How To Select A Property Management Company

by Noel Pulanco, HomeLovers Sales Manager, Realtor® Shopping for a Property Manager can be one of the most confusing things you will ever do. When people contact HomeLovers in their search for a property management company, inevitably one of the first questions that they ask is “what are the costs?” Some managers look very expensive […]

18
Aug

10 Questions To Always Ask A Prospective Property Management Firm

When looking at property management companies, there are a handful of questions that savvy real estate investors should ALWAYS ask. It helps you weed out those agencies that charge “junk fees” and don’t have the experience to make sure your real estate portfolio is consistently profitable – whether you have one investment home or a […]

28
Jul

Bio – Dave Zundel

Meet Dave Zundel Co-founder, Real Estate Investor To take the model of a drastically improved property management firm from an idea to fruition, Dave Zundel and Mike Sargent partnered in early 2008 to build HomeLovers, an Arizona-based property management company that specializes in residential rental properties including purchasing and managing rental property to building and […]

21
Jul

Bio – Mike Sargent

Meet Mike Sargent Co-founder, Real Estate Investor To take the model of a drastically improved property management firm from an idea to fruition, Dave Zundel and Mike Sargent partnered in early 2008 to build HomeLovers, an Arizona-based property management company that specializes in residential rental properties including purchasing and managing rental property to building and […]

16
Jul

Bio – Barbara Broyles

Meet Barbara Broyles Associate Broker, Director of Portfolio Sales As Director of Portfolio Sales and Associate Broker for HomeLovers, Barbara shares her strong investment and portfolio management expertise by actively training and managing a team of HomeLovers agents, and is an essential force behind its roster of successful investor clients. She also manages a personal […]

3
Jul

HomeLovers Now On Trulia

When it comes to real estate advice, there is a lot of noise in the market place about grabbing up foreclosures. In all the excitement about “the next great deal”, investors can’t forget to educate themselves on the market at a deeper level. HomeLovers is now on Trulia – answering Arizona investor questions, property management […]